Beauty & Duty: The Art and Business of Renaissance Marriage

The exhibition's paintings, sculptures, furniture, medals, prints, and books, from Bowdoin's collections and beyond, open the window to the historic context of marriage in Renaissance Italy.

Collectively they provide insights into Renaissance views on the nature of men and women; suggest the virtues of chastity, courage, and moderation; and present young noble men and women whose arranged marriages were intended to strengthen military alliances and stabilize governments by providing heirs.

56 pages.
23 colored images.


$18.95 USD